For the Shooter that can't decide which is best - Flint or Percussion?

Discussion in 'Flintlock Rifles' started by plmeek, Aug 4, 2019.

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  1. Aug 18, 2019 #21

    Dibbuk

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    For a person new to muzzleloading, a caplock is much easier to learn. Flintlocks require more time and practice to master, but once mastered, are the equal to caplocks.
     
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    Could always go with a bolt on conversation.
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    This contraption is available on eBay today for that shooter wanting to cover all bases. Rube Goldberg would be proud. $60 shipped. Rear sight looks unique. Would have to ask about it I guess.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2019 #23

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    That's just wrong.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2019 #24

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    I don't think that flint will work with that setup! LOL
     
  5. Oct 16, 2019 #25

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    An elegant solution by someone who clearly didn't understand the problem!
     
  6. Oct 17, 2019 #26

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    I'm going to go with, the caplock side was the "primary" and in the event cap supply became an issue, he could just keep a bunch of flints on hand and prime with main charge powder.

    Now, about that T/C with the "conversion" , there's guaranteed to be at LEAST one super puzzled Game Warden in PA this season during "Primitive " ie Flintlock / Iron Sight season as some hunters are gonna try to cheat by hooking that thing onto their flintlock and rolling out to hunt......hoping if they smell a game warden they can pull that crap off of there with a hand tool or Allen wrench.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2019 #27

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    Have you looked at that conversation? Pour powder in uncovered hole. Ignite the powder you poured in that hole with a percussion cap. Powder in that hole ignites and passes flames through the touch hole to ignite main charge. Can not imagine this ‘conversation’ being quicker or more efficient at igniting the main charge, nor could I imagine anyone silly enough to try it not realizing it.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2019 #28

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    What is the advantage of this thing anyway.....so you're lighting a priming charge with a cap instead of flint spark....
     
  9. Oct 17, 2019 #29

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    I think someone must have a bad 60's LSD flashback they day that was conceived....
    Pressure leaks and reduced accuracy would seem inevitable..
    Still, strangely interesting.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2019 #31

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    Looks to me like somebody's got a sense of humor, an active imagination, some real mechanical skills, and `way too much time on their hands. O'course, that might be a new accessory kit from Jake Thompson and Sam Center ..... ?
     

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